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New York court rules on case of a child's religious training

When parents of different religions divorce, one of the matters addressed in the custody agreement, particularly if one or both is a devout practitioner of a faith, is often who will be responsible for determining the children's religious upbringing. This month, a New York appellate court upheld a family court ruling on a case where that was not spelled out in the custody agreement, but became a serious issue.

Census Bureau data paints grim picture of child support payments

One of the most crucial parts of a divorce for parents is determining how the two of them will share in the financial support of their children. It's generally best if the spouses, with the help of their attorneys, can reach an agreement on their own. If they can't, a court will decide the matter.

What you should know if your child travels by air alone

When divorced parents live a long distance apart, their children may fly back and forth between their parents' homes for vacations and other visits. When children who are young are flying without an adult, they're referred to as "unaccompanied minors."

Parental alienation syndrome, yes it is a thing

Are you a Dad who struggles to get time with your children because of your ex? This is a sad reality for many fathers in the state of New York. Parental alienation syndrome is a thing, and if you think your child may be suffering with it or fear he or she may, you can do something about it.

How can I eliminate stress from holiday custody exchanges?

Divorced parents who are not in a good place with their children's other parents typically experience the most stress during custody exchanges over the holidays. While there is no guarantee that there will be no glitches to mar this year's winter holidays, there are ways to reduce the likelihood.

What are kids' most common fears when parents divorce?

No matter how committed divorcing parents may be to ensuring that their children get through the process as emotionally unscathed as possible, kids nonetheless develop fears. These may stem from what they've seen their friends go through. They may come from movies or television shows or arise from fights they've seen or overheard as their parents' marriages unraveled.

Should you seek 'right of first refusal?'

"Right of first refusal" may sound like a clause that you'd put in a business contract. However, some parents include this provision in their child custody agreement. It requires that one parent contact the other if he or she isn't able to take care of a child before calling another family member, friend or babysitter to do so.

Tips for sending your kids back to school after parents split

The beginning of a new school year is often hectic and challenging for kids and parents alike. However, for families where the parents have separated or divorced over the summer, the back-to-school transition can be even more daunting, even if the kids don't have to go to a new school.

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